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Saturday 1 October 2016

GAA erect 'full house' sign as semi-final sells out Croker

John O'Leary. Photo: Sportsfile
John O'Leary. Photo: Sportsfile

Croke Park have confirmed that Sunday's All-Ireland SFC semi-final is officially now a sell-out.

The GAA announced that as of yesterday, all remaining tickets had been distributed amongst the competing counties and that there will be no further sale of tickets to the general public between now and throw-in.

Neither county will send any of their allocations back to GAA HQ, meaning a third Croke Park full house of the GAA year on Sunday.

With demand at predictably high levels in the capital, the Dublin county board have exhausted their supply to clubs, though many supporters from both counties had already purchased tickets through various online outlets, including the official GAA ticket page.

Demand

A Kerry county board spokesperson confirmed to The Herald that similarly, Kerry will not be making any returns on their allocation.

"There is a big demand here," county board PRO John O'Leary explained.

"Semi-finals can be hard to gauge but there has been a huge demand locally."

Kerry supporters had a headstart on gathering tickets as they were available online prior to Dublin playing Donegal in the quarter-final.

This year's League final double header was the first time this season Croke Park was full for a GAA event.

For the All-Ireland quarter-final double-header in August involving Dublin, Donegal, Tyrone and Mayo, the GAA did not release an official attendance.

Instead, they merely announced that there was a 'full house' in Croke Park.

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